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need idea for circling words on a word search image

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:56 am
by kcbills1
Any ideas how to draw the "circle" around the words from the word list onto the word search puzzle. This is a RLS rhyme that I am making into a visual poem.
Thanks!!
KCB

Re: need idea for circling words on a word search image

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:52 am
by Lazur
I could do this all manually. With the align and distribute panel I would get the dimensions of the basic grid, then create a "circle" of an octogon of that size.
Then, aligning such "circles" to the start and end letters of the words, adding and merging them together in pairs, deleting the unnecessary nodes, and you have an accurate "circle" around the words.

Edit: with a second look the letters are not aligned well on a grid, I would strat with that. Also the "circle" has to be wider than the grid size a bit.

Re: need idea for circling words on a word search image

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:12 am
by kcbills1
Thanks will try that. What is fastest way to align?

Re: need idea for circling words on a word search image

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:33 am
by Lazur
Press Shift+Ctrl+A for that panel.
Result should look as in the attached svg.

Re: need idea for circling words on a word search image

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:12 am
by kcbills1
Got it thanks. that really helped.

Re: need idea for circling words on a word search image

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:37 am
by Lazur
Couldn't find "rain", "snow", "animals", and "fields" but did found a bunch of others.

Re: need idea for circling words on a word search image

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:26 pm
by mousomihoq
You need keyword knowledge :tool_3dbox:

Re: need idea for circling words on a word search image

Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:23 am
by brynn
mousomihoq wrote:You need keyword knowledge :tool_3dbox:

Oh really?

Re: need idea for circling words on a word search image

Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:05 am
by druban
All these suggestions are good. Let me add my own, not to criticize anyone else's...
The align dialog is a lot of work for this, compared to the rows and columns dialog, which will arrange all of them in one shot. Do count very carefully, though. Even the time it takes to learn its options will still be less than doing it with align, plus you can 'pad' each 'cell'. (Sounds like an asylum!)
You might also want to use the rounded corners on a rectangle rather than drawing a lot of circles and merging them with whatever method. Once again, one shot. The rounding is achieved by moving the little circular control points in the top right corner of the rectangle. As long as it's still a rectangle you can rotate it to whatever angle - if you have diagonal words...Image

Re: need idea for circling words on a word search image

Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:04 pm
by kcbills1
Again, thanks. Great help. Admittedly ignorant regarding some basic concepts here but learning!
Kcb

Re: need idea for circling words on a word search image

Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:02 am
by flamingolady
I would have done it manuall just like Druban did. Just keep duplicating the rounded rectangle and adjusting the size, and then you can also rotate it to get the words found on a slant. I would also recommend changing the stroke colors to make them stand out more.
So what is 'keyword' knowledge, that isnt making sense to me at all.

Re: need idea for circling words on a word search image

Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:08 pm
by brynn
Off topic:
flamingolady wrote:So what is 'keyword' knowledge, that isnt making sense to me at all.

Probably a spammer Dee. I'm watching. Actually I shouldn't have approved it. :oops: But I guess I'm only human. They're on the watch list.

Re: need idea for circling words on a word search image

Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:42 pm
by Lazur
Off topic:
Lazur URH wrote:Couldn't find "rain", "snow", "animals", and "fields" but did found a bunch of others.

mousomihoq wrote:You need keyword knowledge


Just someone suggesting me to google up those words to find them in the crossword puzzle.

What if googlemap had a function for that:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPgV6-gnQaE